Accelerate Your Metabolism to Lose Weight: Learn How Here!

January 13, 2015
These tips will help you slim in a healthy way. Follow them, and you'll see they'll give you very good results!

Although your metabolism is inherited, you’re not sentenced to being shaped by it or to living with extra weight, along with the discomforts it brings. It’s possible to accelerate your metabolism and make it work with you, not against you. There are studies having shown that this is true.

Therefore, you can make your body lose weight more quickly, healthily and naturally. Now that you know this, are you ready to learn how to shed those extra pounds in less time, with less effort, and without damaging your health? Then read on.

Accelerate Your Metabolism with These 8 Healthy Tips

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1. Eat Something Healthy for Breakfast Every Day

Everybody should eat something healthy for breakfast shortly after getting up. This way, the metabolism gets to work immediately and correctly.

A case in point is a study the National Weight Control Registry in the U.S. did on 5,000 patients. They had a healthy breakfast in their daily lives for 5 years. After that time, they had lost up to 30 kilos.

This is because breakfast provides the body with energy. Then it stops accumulating fat. What’s more, it begins to work with the food it’s given. Accordingly, it loses weight naturally.

You should also eat something (light) for dinner because at night you’ll spend several hours fasting. As a result, during that time, your body will accumulate as much fat as it can.

2. Add Green Tea to Your Diet

 

Green tea can help accelerate your metabolism.

Green tea is known for its antioxidant properties. Besides, recently, it was discovered to help accelerate metabolism and therefore promote rapid weight loss.

Researchers from different universities did studies on several groups of people. Their aim was to determine the benefits of this infusion.

One of the results obtained was that those who began the habit of drinking green tea lost weight more quickly than others. This happened because it helps fat oxidization and thermogenesis.

The perfect number of cups of green tea is five a day. This amount of that type of tea considerably increases energy in the body, with only 90 calories ingested.

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3. Eat Foods Rich in Omega-3

We already know that eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids helps accelerate your metabolism. (Salmon and tuna are examples of this food.) Fish high in omega-3 fatty acids also regulates blood sugar levels. Besides, it helps inflammation, among other health problems.

Some recent studies have proven that these fatty acids also help reduce leptin resistance. Leptin is a hormone that facilitates weight loss.

If you don’t like to eat fish or if you prefer an alternative, then you can take an omega-3 dietary supplement, which contains 1,000 to 2,000 mg of  these good fats. Another way to get omega-3 fatty acids with the same results is by eating dry fruit.

4. Don’t Follow a Very-Low-Calorie Diet

 

Many people seem to think that whoever follows a very-low-calorie diet will lose weight more easily. Although this may be true at the beginning, when you body realizes that you’re giving it fewer calories, it’ll begin to increase its energy stores. In other words, it’ll start accumulating fat.

That’s why eating more helps accelerate your metabolism. Of course, this is true as long as you choose healthy and nutritious foods.

It’s also important that you not spend long periods of time fasting. Accordingly, rather than making only 2 meals, eat 6 times a day (300 calories each time). Otherwise, you’ll very likely end up taking in lots of calories.

5. Add Different Intensities Throughout Your Workout

The next time you exercise (walking, swimming, running, etc.), add a few 30-second intervals during which you increase your intensity. Then return to your normal intensity.

These light changes will make your body consume more energy. They will also considerably strengthen the ability of your cells to regenerate and will help them hold more oxygen. You can add these intervals to any sport you choose.

6. Take a Break After Exercising

 

A woman exercising in her home gym.

Exercise is a gift you can give to your body and health. However, when performed very intensely, it can also cause severe tiredness. Although exercising helps accelerate your metabolism, sufficient rest is a key element in allowing your body to regain complete calm.

7. Avoid Trans Fat

Practically everyone has heard about how bad this type of fat is. Among other things, it reduces the natural ability of your body to burn fat. This happens because it changes cells and slows your metabolism. And to make matters worse, it can create insulin resistance and inflammation.

Of course, our advice is that you eliminate trans fat from your diet. Otherwise, you won’t accelerate your metabolism, let alone lose weight.

8. Increase Your Protein Consumption

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It takes the body longer to digest protein-rich foods than foods that are heavy in fat or carbohydrates. This means that, after you eat protein, you feel satisfied for a longer period.

Besides, while you still have that feeling of satiety, your metabolism continues working and burning fat to do so. This translates into a considerable increase in your metabolism and less hunger.

Eating protein has also been shown to lead to muscle gain, rather than fat.

Genes leave characteristics inside your body. However, making certain changes can help you take control of whatever it is you want to achieve. Accelerating your metabolism means making it work more quickly and burning more calories. It also means keeping you at an ideal weight.

We suggest that you follow these tricks. By doing so, you’ll be giving your body an opportunity to stay healthy naturally and to self-regulate. These tricks are healthier than trying complicated diets that provide very little results or making poor dietary decisions that could make you sick.

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